Tuesday, April 29, 2014

"Cunliffe Fesses Up To Medal Muddle."


After Slater at Whaleoil exposes another LIE, massaging of the truth, false claims of a Military Medal for his Grandad and useing the proximity of Anzac Day to promote himself to a meeting of Young Labour, when in fact it is just another example of Cunliffe, he who would wish to be Prime Minister, when confronted with what is contained in the archives, sends out an underling to admit he, The Messiah might have merely "muddled his recollection of grandads medals from WW1".

The header from Stuff equals the trivialisation of what any citizen with respect for honesty, truth and probity finds increasingly offensive.

His Grandad Bob Tuke did serve honorably and great uncle Edmund was awarded the MM, an award for other ranks third behind the DCM and the VC, so very worthy, respected and honored.
This latest in what has become serial major embellishment of the still growing legend, is now merely behavior up there with some of the most manipulative rewriting of history in living memory by an aspiring politician on the make.
Imagine if you will, the way such dishonorable disrespect of military honor and tradition would be greeted should John Key behave similarly.

 Just take a deep breath Mr Cunliffe, admit personally, your sneaky use of false information to build your totally discredited attempt to employ the Anzac spirit as a part of your effort to energise your youth wing as you flounder to September 20 2014.

And Stuff call it for what it is, blatant use of untruths or lies, at least Field did claim to be helping his constituents when he was really only helping his miserable self.
Using "Fessing up" as a childlike misbehavior by an errant child is also a gross manipulation of the facts.

David Cunliffe Lied!

15 comments:

The Veteran said...

GD ... pretty much all that needs to be said has been said over this on a number of blogs.

I agree with PM that, by itself, it's only small cheese but the problem for Cunliffe is that it's another gaffe on gaffe on gaffe on ......

Labour has to be mightily pissed that on the day Parker reveals to the world his 'big tool' the Herald runs a major story about Cunliffe's office having to acknowledge he misspoke.

Trainwreck coming folks.

JC said...

What also doesn't look good is not only stealing valour from another family to boost his association with the Anzacs he neglected to mention his father was a conchie in WW2

Oh, and no matter how many times it appears he's still not a Right Honourable.

JC

JC said...

Damn, I keep forgetting that for some its schools hols all the year round.

JC

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The troll's back.

The Veteran said...

Take a deep breath Mr Holden ... your sneering abusive language does you no credit although I accept it is part and parcel of your persona.

I do think though you make a fair point about the 'lie' that was told about National's newly selected Southland candidate Todd Barclay. Fancy claiming that he was 24 YO when in fact he was only 23 years and 327 days into this world. Great to have you as our resident pedant.

Glad we cleared that up.

The Veteran said...

Whooops .... I forgot that Holden has been permanently barred from the blog. His comment no longer features on the thread.

Psycho Milt said...

...the 'lie' that was told about National's newly selected Southland candidate Todd Barclay. Fancy claiming that he was 24 YO when in fact he was only 23 years and 327 days into this world.

It's exactly the same kind of "lie" that Gravedodger's done two overwrought posts about. Perhaps I should write some mouth-frothing piece about how Todd Barclay's lie is a betrayal of young people everywhere and "some of the most manipulative rewriting of history in living memory by an aspiring politician on the make." Maybe not - it would make me look ridiculous.

We do of course have genuine examples of character-revealing lies by a Leader of the Opposition. I recall the one in which John Key pretended he hadn't been caught out insider trading in Tranzrail shares, and the one in which he let slip that he'd like to see wages fall and then pretended he hadn't said it. Now, there's a man's true character revealed...

Noel said...

"We do of course have genuine examples of character-revealing lies by a Leader of the Opposition.."

I remember when they were going to provide priority hospital treatment for Veterans if elected.

gravedodger said...

Milt, my overwrought Posts were predicated on The Messiah using seriously incorrect biography detail to promote his Anzac Credibility to a bunch of his youth wing fresh from the April 25th remembrance activities, as an integral part of mobilising them for what he has more than once claimed to be a war on the Key Government.
FWIIW I would consider his Dad's service in "J" Force as equally valuable rather than claiming erroneous information about his Grandad.

Todd Barclay at 23.895 years being a lie just puts Cunliffe's lie in greater perspective being 100% wrong when Barclay's age was only .44% wrong.
Barclay was not yet gunning to be Prime minister, was not able to command a staff of many to fact check, and was not addressing a bunch of dreamy eyed acolytes for personal advancement.

You may well call my deep concern over repeated examples of your great white hope for Prime Minister's total disregard for truth when promoting himself and his policy planks while wallowing in a sea of intentional deception, as overwrought but I do not share your sanguine acceptance.
My words would be dismay, disgust, mistrust, and contempt.

This is all about a man wanting to be Prime minister and being repeatedly caught out employing blatant untrue information in support of his goals.

Psycho Milt said...

Milt, my overwrought Posts were predicated on The Messiah using seriously incorrect biography detail...

You're shouting "Liar!" about a guy who mixed up which medals his grandad and his great-uncle got. Overwrought and ridiculous strike me as apt descriptions of it.

The Veteran said...

Sorry Noel ... wrong old son. That was a draft policy proposal I wrote prior to the 2008 election. As it happened the medical profession panned it saying it would be unethical for them to implement ... that access had to be based on need rather then service.

The policy never made it past first base. It was not included in the manifesto.

The Veteran said...

PM ... of course you are right if this were a single isolated incident.

But when you put into the mix that he arrived late at the ANZAC Day service (where he gave the speech), was too cheapskate to buy a poppy, spent much of his time on the stage texting and taking photographs and layer on top of that his other c.v. indiscretions then don't be surprised to see him called out.

Its part and parcel of being in the public eye.

Not confined to the major parties either. A number of years ago a NZ First MP, Bill Gudgeon was exposed as having embellished his c.v. claiming service with the SAS and in Vietnam. All that was false and he paid the price a the next election,.

The veteran community takes a serious view on those who poach on service in an attempt to enhance their reputation.

There is a website (ANZMI) dedicated to exposing these fraudsters. Mt Cunliffe is lucky not to feature on it.

Edward the Confessor said...

"There is a website (ANZMI) dedicated to exposing these fraudsters. Mt Cunliffe is lucky not to feature on it."

Why? For claiming that his grandfather had a military medal not a war medal when his uncle had a military medal and his grandfather a war medal? Get real.

Why did Barclay lie about his age, though? Does he need fact checkers to tell him how old he is? That's a bit of a worry. He makes Aaron Gilmore look talented.

Anonymous said...

You make him look like a genius

George

The Veteran said...

EtC .... errrrrrrrrr great uncle.
Somewhat more distant than grandfather but do me the courtesy of reading my whole post pse.

I agree and said that by itself it was no big deal ... but its the sum total of all the parts that gets me going.